LSU vs Florida COVID-19 case surge

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Haley Spicer, Sports Reporter

The postponement of the LSU game that was supposed to be played this past Saturday on October 10, 2020, got rescheduled to December 12, 2020. This is not the first game that has had to be suspended as other conferences have also encountered the same issue.

Florida was ranked number 10 and the Tigers had a chance to upset the Gators. The outbreak in cases occurred among the Florida Gators players and coaches. The Gators had to halt all of their football-related activities due to five positive cases emerging on Tuesday, October 6, 2020.

This escalated to a higher number the following day. On October 7, 2020, 18 scholarship players and three walk-ons also tested positive for COVID-19. In terms of the staff being infected, two assistant coaches tested positive and they either had no symptoms or mild symptoms.

All of the team-related activities have been stopped as testing for COVID-19 will happen daily. The people that have tested positive will be in isolation for a minimum of 10 days and anyone that comes into contact with any of them will have to quarantine for the standard 14 days.

In order to play this season, all teams must have at least 53 players on the roster and Florida was falling under that limit because of the spike in cases. On the other hand, LSU had a sigh of relief as their starting quarterback was doubtful to play against the Gators due to injury.